Group Leader - Strategic Recycling, Waste & Operations

SALARY:  £48 850 - £53 770     GRADE 11    POINTS 45 - 50 

Do you want to make a difference to all the residents and for our future generations in Torfaen?  Do you want to be responsible for delivering a high quality, innovative, sustainable and effective service to every householder and make a strategic impact to the Council’s commitment to tackle climate change?  If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen in the Environment and Technical Division, NSPPP for a Group Leader, Strategic Recycling, Waste and Operations. 

The Recycling and Waste Service provides recycling and waste collections to all residents of the County Borough, has a good commercial offer which needs to be reviewed and expanded and sorts  the recycling it collects prior to distribution to the market to be turned into commodities and products for future consumption.  The Service importantly engages, promotes and undertakes programmes to encourage and facilitate householder improvement in their recycling journey as we continue to ensure Torfaen work towards delivering high recycling and contribute to a zero waste Wales.  

The job role will be to lead, facilitate and oversee delivery the Council’s strategic vision for the service. You will need to provide effective and strong leadership to all office based and operational colleagues in the Service. You will be an enthusiastic and motivating leader, and keen to provide and seek service improvements for the benefit of our communities. The breadth of the role would suit individuals with a background in strategic planning and delivery, service improvement and project delivery with a drive to learn about the industry.

This will be achieved by working with all stakeholders including the Welsh Government, Members, Community Councils, Council appointed Contractors and our own colleagues.

You will seek continuous improvement of the Council’s recycling and waste service, ensuring the implementation of the Recycling and Waste Strategy Action Plan which includes several significant projects such as a new vehicle fleet. 

As the successful candidate, your background won’t necessarily be in recycling and waste, but you will be able to demonstrate a background in leadership and management, planning and delivery of a strategic programme with a focus on securing continuous service improvement.

You are welcome to submit your application in English or in Welsh. Each application will be treated equally.  

For further information and access to the application form, please visit our website.

Interviews will be Friday 12th November 2021

Closing Date: 12 Noon 1st November 2021

Post Ref: REQ003034 - 0111

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